I hope you’re ready for today’s workout! This is a great 15-Minute Cardio Body Sculpt Workout that will get you burning fat and boosting your metabolism in no time! Be sure to push for maximum reps and intensity to really feel the burn!
I filmed this workout early in the first trimester of my pregnancy. If you are pregnant it is important to review your exercise program with your physician. They know your pregnancy best, and they are the ones that can help you decide what type of program is safe for you. Be sure to review: Working Out in the First Trimester of Pregnancy: What You Need to Know.
I am now almost 5-Weeks Postpartum. I have been suffering some medical issues that are unfortunately common after pregnancy, and my doctor has recommended that I have my gallbladder removed. I was in and out of the hospital this week due to intense abdominal pain. It was so intense I could barely walk, move, or pick up my newborn son. I almost had an emergency appendectomy last Tuesday, but they were only 50% sure that was the problem so I declined the operation, but by Thursday night I was back to the ER and admitted to the hospital.
After a lot of testing they found that although my gallbladder looks normal on ultrasound and has no stones, it is functioning with only 8% ejection fraction (the low end of normal is 35%). To make matters worse I also had an impaction in my large intestine and swelling of the terminal ilius, so my pain was diffuse and made diagnosing the problem more difficult. I have to schedule follow up testing with a GI doctor this week, as well as my gallbladder surgery. I am hopeful that now that they have identified the issues I can truly be on the road to recovery, but I am feeling much better today. It’s also the first time since last Wednesday that I have eaten any solid foods, and so far I am feeling good!
Thank you all for checking in on me throughout this process. I can’t wait to be healthy and healed again! So far we are still on track for my new workout program to begin Sunday August 21st, and my new DietBet Challenge to start Monday August 22nd. If you want to sign up for the weight loss challenge you can do so here: www.dietbet.com/benderfitness.
Have fun with today’s workout and be sure to push a little extra for me because I really wish I was well and healed enough to workout with you!
Hi everyone. I went MIA again, because I was admitted to the hospital on Thursday. My abdominal pain came back. It turns out it’s not my appendix (thank God I didn’t accept that surgery on Tuesday!) They are recommending that I have my gallbladder removed and see a GI doctor for further testing. I am home now and on a liquid diet (jello, broth, juice) until the pain gets more manageable. I am grateful to be surrounded by such love and support by my family and friends (my niece, Olivia, gave me gentle snuggles to be sure not to touch my belly). This has been very challenging, not only due to extreme pain, but because I am not used to being so physically helpless. Hopefully we have identified the problem and I can be on the road to recovery now. 😊 Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers, and I appreciate everyone who took the time to comment to see how I am doing. #BenderFitness #roadtorecovery
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Intervals: 15 Rounds of 10/50.
Beginner: 10 Reps
Intermediate: 15 Reps
Advanced: 20 Reps
- Low Jack
- Rotating Pushups
- Squat Jump
- Leg/Hip Lift
- Russian Kicks
- Goddess Knee Tap
- Mountain Climbers
- Side Plank Knee/Lift
- Lunge Jump
- Side Plank Knee/Lift
- Wide Leg Shoulder Tap Pushup